Hodges, Johnny

Hodges, (John Cornelius) Johnny “Rabbit”

(1906–70) jazz musician; born in Cambridge, Mass. He was an outstanding and influential alto saxophonist, a prolific freelance recording artist, and a prominent member of Duke Ellington's Orchestra between 1928–70.
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The team was a mixture of Boys of Summer leftovers: Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, Johnny Podres, Jim Gilliam, Carl Furillo and Clem Labine; proven commodities: Wally Moon, Roger Craig, Charley Neal, John Roseboro and Norm Larker; and bright newcomers: Maury Wills, Larry Sherry and Don Demeter.